Molecular cloning and characterisation of two homologues of Mannose-Binding Lectin in rainbow trout.

Abstract

Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is a C-type lectin which participates in the innate immune system as an activator of the complement system and as opsonin after binding to certain carbohydrate structures on microorganisms and pathogens. C-type lectins are all Ca(2+)-dependent molecules and they share a tightly folded carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD). In… (More)

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